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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Muppet Movie, The
Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition
Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®
The Muppet Performers: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz & Caroll Spinney. Co-Stars: Charles Durning, Austin Pendelton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom Deluise, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles & Paul Williams
Compared to the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 52), this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD has been cleaned up a bit, with fewer distracting source element artifacts. Still, the picture is dated and slightly dark. Colors are nicely rendered, with rich hues, although blacks seem a bit weak. Images are generally sharp, with generally good detail, but minor smearing and lack of definition is occasional. Minor pixelization is noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)
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I appreciate the technical nature of your DVD reviews; that is, the way you rate the sound and picture quality of newly released DVDs. The reviews in most other magazines are concerned not with how good the DVD is, but with just the film itself: quality of the script, actors' performances, etc., all of which are subject to the critic's personal tastes, which may be wildly different from my own.